Religion News Service: After considering fresh evidence of an alleged rape cover-up, the board of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth voted to strip embattled former President Paige Patterson of the title and benefits it had granted him a week ago.
New York Times: As the primary approaches, Franklin Graham brings Jesus -- and a conservative political message -- to a state with a vast pool of evangelical voters.
Baptist News Global: Nearly a month of seismic activity from Kilauea volcano on the Island of Hawaii is exposing fissures between Christianity and traditional Hawaiian religion, which attributes the eruption to the fire goddess Pele. But that perspective has also been shared by generations of Christians on the islands.
Christianity Today: A dozen Christian landmarks in Japan have been officially recommended to be named World Heritage sites. They represent places where believers during the Tokugawa shogunate (1630-1867) suffered the harshest persecution and martyrdom in the Asian nation's history. This period was depicted in Martin Scorcese's film "Silence," based on the novel of the same name by Shusaku Endo.
Philadelphia Inquirer: United Lutheran Seminary has received a $30 million bequest from an anonymous donor. The donation will be used to fund a faculty chair and student scholarships starting in the fall of next year.